Administration Officer

Sydney, Australia
15 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Fantastic opportunity to provide administrative support to the Research portfolio
  • Located at Cumberland Campus based at Lidcombe
  • Fixed Term, full-time until December 2019 and base salary $73K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for an Administration Officer in Research to join the Research Innovation and Research students’ portfolio part of Faculty of Health Sciences based at Lidcombe.

As the Administration Officer you will provide specified administrative support under general direction to the overall Research portfolio including operational and event support for the Research & Innovation and Research Students portfolios. You will also be responsible for diary management, travel and expenses support for the Associate Dean Research Students and Associate Dean Research & Innovation.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Administration Officer who:

  • Certificate IV or degree in business administration or equivalent with relevant administration experience.
  • demonstrated high-level organisational skills including excellent time and workload management skills with ability to prioritise through understanding the context and relative importance of the work and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • well-developed negotiation, conflict resolution, relationship building and influencing skills
  • demonstrated high level skills in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods.

The successful candidate will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience in handling a wide range of enquiries and providing excellent customer service. Demonstrated ability to understand the context of an issue or enquiry and determine the appropriate response including triage or seeking additional information and employing tact, diplomacy and discretion at all times.

About us

More about the faculty can be read here

The Faculty enjoys a strong and dynamic research culture resulting from its commitment to achieving and sustaining research excellence in areas of established and emerging research strengths and is committed to providing a quality educational and research training experience for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students. The Research portfolio consists of two portfolio areas – (i) Research and Innovation (R&I) , led by an A/Dean Research &Innovation and a Manager, Research &Innovation; and (ii) Research Students led by an A/Dean Research Students and an HDR Support Manager. R&I focuses on developing and supporting academic staff in their research activities while Research Students focuses on developing and supporting HDR and Honours students and their academic Supervisors. The position reports to one of the two portfolio Managers however that line manager will manage the position with reference to and consultation with the other manager.

The Faculty has approximately 250 academic staff, 100 professional staff, 4,500 students and 300 HDR students.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 804/0419F to apply.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Closing date: 11:30pm 26 May 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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